Fact: Fashion mogul and keen equestrian Mary-Kate Olsen was left red-faced at New York's 39th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show this week (ends29Aug14) after her mount Uniek refused to jump during one of the competitions. The stubborn horse cost Olsen big points on Thursday (28Aug14), but she later redeemed herself after mounting a white horse named Swagger to complete the other rounds in the event.
Fact: Former child star-turned-fashion mogul Mary-Kate Olsen and her rumoured fiance Olivier Sarkozy have purchased a new home in the Turtle Bay neighbourhood of Manhattan, New York for $13.5 million (£8.44 million). It's the latest property purchase for the couple, which bought another pad in Manhattan's East Village in 2012, but offloaded it less than a year later without ever having lived in it.
Fact: Designers Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen have expanded their blossoming fashion empire and launched a new style website. The duo has created StyleMint.com, an online shopping network which gives customers guidance from personal stylists and members-only access to Mary-Kate and Ashley's exclusive designer T-shirts. The site went live on Friday (01Jul11).
Quote: "Some of our memories are shared. We don't know what actually happened to whom. One of us was stung by a bee, but we can't remember who, because we both felt it." Child star Mary-Kate Olsen admits she and her twin sister Ashley Olsen often feel like the same person.
Quote: "Some of our memories are shared. We don't know what actually happened to whom. One of us was stung by a bee, but we can't remember who, because we both felt it." Actress-turned-designer Mary-Kate Olsen on her connection to her twin sister ashley.
Quote: "Right now I’m just trying to balance school and acting, going script by script." ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen's little sister ELIZABETH, who is a senior at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. The wannabe has made a big splash at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah with two films screening at the annual indie movie event.
Quote: "I find mental illnesses fascinating. In fact, right now I'm taking a class on Freud at New York University." ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen's little sister ELIZABETH on her new drama Martha Marcy May Marlene, which is one of two films featuring the actress showing at this year's (11) Sundance Film Festival in Utah.
Quote: "I think it's really important to be able to talk when something's wrong. I learned at a really young age that if you don't talk about it, it can drive you insane." Former child star Mary-Kate Olsen likes to discuss her problems.
Quote: "Sometimes Ash and I have to bring each other back, or push each other more. It's really helpful to have another half; we're constantly checking in with each other." Actress Mary-Kate Olsen is grateful to have her twin sister by her side.
Quote: "There was a photo of me with weird sunglasses on and a green sweatshirt, some striped thing, with tights and cowboy boots... I just saw the photo and thought, 'God, I look crazy in that photograph!'" Mary-Kate Olsen on her quirky sense of fashion style.
Quote: "Last year, ASHLEY spent the night at my place, and I woke up to the theme song at seven in the morning." Actress Mary-Kate Olsen, 22, on catching her twin sister Ashley Olsen watching reruns of 1990s U.S. TV series FULL HOUSE. The pair were only nine months old when they made their small screen debut on the series.
Fact: Actress twins ASHLEY and Mary-Kate Olsen celebrated their 22nd birthday at the Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival in rural Tennessee. The siblings were spotted backstage at the event after turning 22 on Friday (13Jun08).
Quote: "I wear weird things sometimes. I like to drink coffee. Neither of those things have anything to do with who I am." Mary-Kate Olsen refuses to be pigeon-holed.
Quote: "Occasionally they do come up, but they say the weirdest things sometimes. Like the other day, somebody asked me if he could make me tomato soup. I looked at him and said 'I love tomato soup...' And now I'm pregnant!" Actress Mary-Kate Olsen on the most refreshing chat-up line she's ever heard.
Quote: "I woke up one morning and was like, I want white-trash hair today." Actress Mary-Kate Olsen on her return to her blonde roots.
Quote: "I run around the house naked with heels all the time. It's so funny... I love running around in kimonos and jewellery or naked with jewellery." Actress Mary-Kate Olsen likes to strip off.
Fact: Mary-Kate Olsen's cut scene in movie FACTORY GIRL is to feature in the film's DVD when it is released in the U.S. this week (17Jul07). The Olsen twin briefly plays a socialite in a party scene opposite Guy Pearce's Andy Warhol, but her chain-smoking moment was cut by director George Hickenlooper.